De Rerum Natura – Robinson
Meet De Rerum Natura latest yarn!
Robinson is a wonderful blend of 70% Arles merino, 28% recycled cotton and 2% mixed fibres, also recycled. The Arles merino is sourced from flocks organically raised in Provence whilst the cotton is made from recycled t-shirts. From farming to spinning the whole production process is carried out in France.
The soft palette is created by naturally dyeing the fleece prior to spinning using natural plant extracts. These natural dyes have been carefully selected for their strength and shade. They include; indigo, chestnut, reseda, madder and cochineal. The dyed and unbleached fleeces are then blended together to create the heathered colourways characteristic of De Rerum Natura. The dyeing and spinning is carried out in the Tarn region by companies with the “living heritage company” label.
Robinson is a 3-ply woollen spun and knits up as a heavy DK/light worsted weight. The cotton brings softness, texture and slightly more density to the thread. It also makes the resulting fabric cooler and more suited to summer garments.
Weight: heavy DK/light worsted weight
Fibre: 70% Arles merino, 28% recycled cotton and 2% mixed recycled fibres – non-superwash
Ball: 100 g = 250 m (273 yds)
Needle Size: 4.00 mm – 4.50 mm (US 6 – 8)
Gauge: 20-19 stitches & 28-25 rows = 10 cm x 10 cm (4 in x 4 in)
Spin: woollen spun
Fibre Origin: Provence, France (merino d’Arles) & France (recycled cotton & mixed fibres)
Processed: milled & dyed in the Tarn region, France
Care: hand wash
Note that natural dyes are more fragile than acid dyes and are therefore likely to change over time. Take care when washing your item and do not store your balls of yarn directly exposed to the sun light.